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yeah write weekly writing challenge #223: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #223: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

Oh. My. Gawd. I have news. I have exciting, super cool, I could burst with it news. There is so much good stuff coming up here at yeah write this fall. So much that they made me pinky swear not to tell, and then took my pinkies away as hostages. I’m typing this post four-fingered.

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yeah write weekly writing challenge #221: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #221: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

“It’s a fine essay, but you buried the lede,” I told my mentee earlier this week.

What does that mean, buried the lede? It means the heart of your story or essay is so far removed from the places a reader looks for meaning that it may be missed entirely. While you don’t want to begin your essay “How I spent my summer vacation was like this…” neither do you want to wait for somewhere on page five to mention that all of the events you describe took place in the summer. How do you balance these two directives?

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yeah write weekly writing challenge #219: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #219: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

What you do matters. Writing matters. It may seem like you’re blogging to an audience of three (at least it feels that way for me); there is no shame in that because you are giving something of yourself to the world. You are driven to create and that is one of the finest impulses human beings can follow. You give meaning to your life and those around you.

So no matter where you ended up in this week’s yeah write challenge, remember why we do this in the first place:  to create, to find beauty in the mundane and translate the fantastic into everyday experience.

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yeah write weekly writing challenge #218: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #218: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

I think everyone could use a little extra love this week, don’t you? As I stressed last week, yeah write isn’t just about boosting your blog. It’s about building a community of great writers who want to better themselves and their craft.

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